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swing is just extraordinary. heavy damage in states like mississippi and alabama where there were thousands without power today. large chunks of hail and ferocious winds causing a lot of problems. anna kooiman has more from our newsroom watching all of this. what is going on outside? >> reporter: good morning to everybody at home. we are expecting very strong winds here in the northeast later today and conditions are changing quickly and severe weather threats are shifting east today after a major storm system has already torn through the nation's midsection and much of the south. the national weather service saying the threat of tornados is highest in northeast texas, northern louisiana, northwest mississippi, southeast missouri and arkansas. folks in tennessee experiencing widespread flooding, saturating the ground and causing trees and power lines to topple. at least one death confirmed by police there. the one person in arkansas struck by lighting -- lightning according to reports. the noaa reports tornado damage in arkansas, missouri, mississippi and indiana. this as cold and
states folks visit. mississippi, alabam louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. martha: that is a horrible story. just breathing is making people sick in china's capital. a haze of pollution enveloping beijing and other parts of northwestern china is blame for increase in respiratory disease. the chin
'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who ca the gulf home. martha: we're watching a very bizarre situation. somewhere around 3:00 this morning a woman fell between a building and a cinder block wall in portland, oregon. she was there three hours before somehow discovered. perhaps the morning commute was starting, somebody might have heard her. there is a huge effort to get her out of there, wedged in about a 12 inch space we understand it. her feet are not touching the ground, according to some reports. she is literally hanging wedged between the two walls. they have opened up a section of the wall so they can see her is our understanding and she can see them which has to be huge relief for her. we're watching this rescue effort. it is, we expect that, you know, we're going to see them pull her out shortly. bill: that's right. this reporter is terrific by the way. kptv out of portland, oregon. she had a lieutenant, was it collins did she say during the commercial break. if
snowmen in mississippi. parts of mississippi seeing more snow than chicago. it's crazy. look at that snow. it is just about ending for jackson but moving northward into meridian, up towards oxford, mississippi, tupelo, and this will continue up towards tennessee and alabama. we could see several inches of snow before all said and done. throughout the morning we'll see icy travel unfortunately, bad time to be on the roadways. stay at home. make those southern snowmen, those southern snow angels. be safe. i'm sure the kids are loving it. heading into tonight and overnight, the mid-atlantic region, the southern appalachians you will see the biggest amount of snow totals, six to 12 inches. let's look at the travel forecast. thursday 1:00, watching snow move into alabama and tennessee. temperatures dropping as it continues to move north and eastward, seeing that snow move along the appalachians into north carolina and virginia. the temperatures will drop and the snow will start to fly. in some cases one to four, even six inches of snow. as you see as the storm exits the temperatures are going
threat is for louisiana, mississippi and across upper portions of mississippi river valley, arkansas through memphis, tennessee, through the ohio river valley. we'll keep you posted certainly martha throughout the day and bill. we could see a volatile situation unfolding. back to you. >> thank you for that, janice. we'll keep an eye on it. bill: there are new reports the legacy of the deadly terror attack in libya is looming large over the future of the u.s. involvement in afghanistan. president obama meets with hamid karzai late tomorrow in fact. the attack in benghazi reportedly a driving factor in the ultimate decision in how large of a force to leave behind. john bolton, former ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. welcome back. what do you make of this? how do you put this together? >> i think it has got our priorities backwards. if taliban takes control again in afghanistan, we won't have to worry about protecting drone bases or diplomats because we won't be there at all. and i think this is part of the unreality of the obama administration's approach there. the low
situation unfolding in the mississippi river. an oil barge filled with 80,000 gallons of crude oil slammed into a railroad bridge. investigators say the barge was one of two being towed at the time. both were damaged in this crash. it is unclear how much oil actually spilled into the big muddy but investigators do say that they have managed to contain the source of that spill they believe. they have closed off all of the surrounding area for cleanup. big job ahead of them today. bill: certainly is. something to watch. the push for gun control taking center stage at white house a bit later this morning. you will see that here live. president obama, vice president joe biden getting ready to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from major american cities as former house speaker newt gingrich describes the proposal to ban assault weapons as quote, propaganda. do the new gun controls laws have a chance of passing? with me republican congresswoman marsha blackburn out of tennessee. >> good morning. bill: shoot right down the middle here. will it happens the assault weapons ban. >> no, here is th
will watch the system dissipate. the western storm, that of that energy moving across the mississippi river valley. areas that gotten undate wed undated with a foot of rainfall, incredible, extreme weather is here. martha: there is little white stuff sprinkling over the ski areas. >> we have to go west. martha: i think it's time. thank you, januar janice. louisiana also declaring a state-wide emergency after a suspected tornado tore apart a factory near baton rouge. heavy rain triggered flash floods, a slow moving storm dropping almost a foot of rain trapping people in their homes in some case. emergency crews reported at least 60 rescues they did. residents were really, truly caught by surprise. >> i knew it was going to rain and flood a little bit, but nothing like this. >> i never seen this much rain here before. this much water sitting or anything like that. martha: terrible. forecasters say that more rain unfortunately headed that way over the weekend. bill: they don't need that. there are new developments now in a legal fight every pictures of a dead osama bin laden. a watchdog group
due respect to our friends in mississippi, the railroad is a good question you raised. federal government gave the land to the railroads to run railroad across the united states. talk about a false choice. the false choice is saying government doesn't do anything good. >> did i say that. >> i put words in your mouth. if you on with me more you're going to find out i'm going to put words in your mouth. martha: bob, mary katherine, look forward to with more fun. >> four years to get mad at him. >> don't hit too hard. martha: i like when you come up to the set. >> we do too. gave us 60 seconds notice from the basement. martha: good workout. bill: i thought you were a georgia girl? you're north carolina? >> i went to school in georgia but go dogs. martha: he is laughing. bill: iran claims that an american pastor imprisoned since september will be freed. his wife says don't buy it for a minute. why she says that report is just a flat-out lie. >>> plus as the gun debate rages we talk with criminals serving time on how they got their weapons. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he c
in mississippi did with his firearm many years ago. that is how you stop. when bad guys get a gun as they're going to, and they show up at a school, rather than waiting 15 or 20 minutes for the police to arrive because they can't be everywhere, you need to have somebody. it is sad that a parent can defend his children at home but he goes to school and he can't defend children there. these gun-free zones have been simply maagnets for the criminal element. if you go back,10, 20 years, all the mass shootings in this country except for one or two occurred in gun-free zones. they may be evil but they're not stupid. they don't go shoot up police stations. they go where they are only ones that have a gun. bill: you agree it is uphill battle. >> i do agree it is an uphill battle. bill: do you think harry reid will bring this to a vote? he already talked about the sensitivity putting own members of the democratic senate on record on this issue. >> i'm not sure what harry reid is going to do. he may bring it up for a vote. if he does we're hoping that we'll be able to offer amendments like what i w
mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who ca the gulf home. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. martha: an aspiring story this morning of triumph over tragedy. a soldier who lost his arms and legs in a roadside bomb attack in iraq in 2009 received a double arm transplant. 26-year-old brendan morocco from new york, and we expect to hear a lot more about this during a news conference from the doctors at johns hopkins. that will happen in just over an hour. national security correspondent jennifer griffin joins us with more from the pentagon. jennifer tell us something about sergeant morocco. >> reporter: hi, martha. he was the first quadruple amputee from these wars.
: back to this extreme weather, and, you know what we're talking about if you're east of the mississippi, tornadoes tearing through six states in the south and one of them here you see on camera. this massive twister roaring through atlanta, georgia. we are also hearing from people who were caught right in the middle of yesterday's violent storms, in that area, also in northern georgia. they had to crawl out of their flattened homes to get out. >> you could hear a big roar and about that time everything just went pitch black, stuff flying everywhere, and then it was over with just in a matter of probably ten seconds. >> the trucks fell on the cabinet tops and i was right under the cabinet tops kind of caught the truck. i had to crawl up. we were trying to button up our valuables and keep save stuff. it was not safe to try to go in. bill: they have a big job ahead of them too. this is what is left in that town. we showed you calhoun, georgia the last hour. takenning a beating. entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble. that storm killing at least two people there. meteorologist janice dean h
and mississippi. north of that where it is really cold that's where we're seeing snow east of the great lakes and michigan here. that lake-effect snow machine is up and running. let's take a look at those temperatures. it's cold. it feels like winter outside. 17 in denver. you get the picture. you factor in the winds, what it feels like on your skin if you're not protected, you want to bundle up outside feels like minus 3 in minneapolis. 4 in chicago. 10 in kansas city. 10 in denver. yes, winter is certainly here. a quick look at your new year's day forecast, fairly quiet. we're heading into quiet week as well which is great news. 39 in new york city as they continue the cleanup in times square. 24 in chicago. lots of sunshine. a little snow across the great lakes and central plains as the storm system moves through. northern rockies will get several inches of snow. otherwise very quiet and happy new year, rick and to you, heather. up 3:00 a.m. with me as well. heather: yes. >> working double duty, lady. heather: you're the energizer buddy. the janice dean, dancing machine. i don't know if i
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